In the beginning there was sound… and in sound resides tremendous power. It opens doorways to other realities, for with the production of sound, energy can move from one system to another.
It’s true that indigenous societies around the world have used sound in healing ceremonies, including drumming, clapping, singing, dancing, and pulsating since the beginning of time. It’s also true that decades-old studies and teachings show again and again how sound can transform a person’s brain and open them to a more wholehearted human experience.
It’s true because it’s not about the sound. It’s about deep listening.
More simply, sound helps guide a meditation practice of deep listening to our inner wisdom and find a better understanding of self. Sound connects us to each other and most of all, ourselves in our crazy and often disconnected modern lives.
Sound gives our mind a place to focus so we can move into more meditative states – similar to a guided meditation, watching an engaging movie or listening to your favorite music. We are able to tune out the rest of the world, letting the sound take you to a deeper place of ease and relaxation. Then the vibrational qualities of sound can go to work, shifting your brainwave state and literally slowing things down. Through this deep listening, your brain moves from the fast-pace of normal waking consciousness to relaxed consciousness and finally to meditative and resting state where internal healing can occur.
(verb) bringing your inner and outer worlds into harmony
(noun) the comfortable place inside of all of us where the divine rules of the universe reveal themselves
(benefit) less anxiety, stress and disconnection; more serenity, joy and peace
Let the soothing tones of crystal singing bowls (heard here), the tinkling of chimes, or the strong vibration of a gong wash over you.